img-Gary_Born Gary Born is the President of the SIAC Court of Arbitration.

Mr Born is Chair of the International Arbitration Practice Group at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP and is one of the world's preeminent authorities on international commercial arbitration and international litigation. He has served as counsel in over 675 arbitrations, including several of the largest arbitrations in ICC and ad hoc history, and has sat as arbitrator in more than 250 institutional and ad hoc arbitrations.

Mr Born is ranked by peers and clients as one of the leading international arbitration practitioners in the world. Among many accolades, Mr Born has received the Global Arbitration Review inaugural "Advocate of the Year" award, the Client Choice award for "Best International Arbitration Practitioner" and the Best Lawyers "London Arbitration Lawyer of the Year" award. He is one of only two practitioners globally to achieve "starred" status for international arbitration in the Chambers and Partners guides and the sole practitioner in London. In 2018 Chambers and Partners recognized him for his "Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Profession".

Mr Born has published a number of leading works on international arbitration, international litigation and other forms of dispute resolution. He is the author of International Commercial Arbitration (Second Edition, Kluwer 2014), the leading treatise in the field, which has received the American Society of International Law's Certificate of Merit for High Technical Craftsmanship and OGEMID's Book of the Year award for 2009. Other recent works include International Arbitration and Forum Selection Agreements: Drafting and Enforcing (Fifth edition, Kluwer 2016). He is an Honorary Professor of Law at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland and Tsinghua University, Beijing, and teaches regularly at law schools in Europe, Asia and North and South America.

img-Cavinder_Bull Mr Cavinder Bull, SC is a Vice-President of the Court of Arbitration and the Chief Executive Officer of Drew & Napier LLC. He is also a member of the Governing Board of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) and Vice-President of the Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Group. He was Deputy Chairman of the SIAC from October 2010 to April 2017.

Mr Bull has an active practice in complex litigation and international arbitration. He has acted as counsel in numerous international arbitrations and has represented governments, financial institutions and corporations from various parts of the world. He is also experienced in investor-state disputes, where he has acted as both counsel and arbitrator. Legal 500 praised him as a "very astute lawyer on strategy and law" while Chambers & Partners describes him as a "consummate advocate"; a "very rare talent in disputes"; and says that "complex arbitrations are his specialisation".

Mr Bull is on the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators and has been appointed as an arbitrator in ICSID, PCA, NAFTA, ICC, SIAC, LCIA, UNCITRAL and ad hoc arbitrations.

Mr Bull graduated with First Class Honours in law from Oxford University and has a Masters in law from Harvard Law School. He has been called to the Bar in Singapore, New York and England & Wales. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2008.

img-Lucy_Reed Lucy Reed, who is the Director of the Centre for International Law and Professor on the Law Faculty of the National University of Singapore, is a Vice-President of the Court of Arbitration and co-author of A Guide to the SIAC Arbitration Rules (OUP 2014). Lucy retired in 2016 from the international law firm Freshfields, where she led the global international arbitration and public international law groups. She represented private and public clients in investment treaty and commercial arbitrations for more than 35 years, and now sits regularly as arbitrator. Lucy was a member of the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission and co-directed the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland. Among other positions, Lucy is President-Elect of ICCA and Chair of the ICCA Governing Board Congress Committee and a member of the US Council on Foreign Relations, and formerly served as President of the American Society of International Law and Chair of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration. Before joining Freshfields in 1998, Lucy was general counsel of the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization and, while with the Legal Adviser's Office of the US State Department, the US Agent to the Iran-US Claims Tribunal. A New York qualified lawyer, she was educated at the University of Chicago Law School and Brown University.

img-Claudia_Annacker Catherine Amirfar is a litigation partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. She is in the firm's International Dispute Resolution Group and Co-Chair of the firm's Public International Law Group.

Her practice focuses on public international law, international commercial and treaty arbitration, and international and complex commercial litigation. She recently joined the firm's Management Committee.

Ms. Amirfar has been ranked among the leading international arbitration practitioners by Chambers Global, which has described her as "very composed, intelligent and a master of investment arbitration."

Prior to rejoining Debevoise in 2016, Ms. Amirfar spent two years as the Counselor on International Law to the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State. During her tenure as Counselor, Ms. Amirfar advised the State Department on its most significant litigation matters involving international law and foreign relations. She received the Superior Honor Award for her service to the Department.

Ms. Amirfar has recently been nominated as President-Elect of the American Society of International Law and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Law Institute, and the Advisory Committee on International Law for the U.S. Department of State. She has written extensively on international arbitration, the relationship between international law and U.S. domestic law, international human rights and humanitarian law, investor-state disputes, and the law of consular and diplomatic immunities.

img-Claudia_Annacker Dr. Claudia Annacker is a Partner in the Paris office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. She specializes in international arbitration and public international law matters, including investor-State disputes, disputes involving international organizations, State succession issues, and State immunity.

Dr. Annacker received a Ph.D. with high honors (1992) and a venia legendi et docendi (habilitation) for public international law (1997) from the University of Vienna. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Vienna, where she teaches advanced research seminars in international responsibility and international dispute settlement, and has been a visiting professor at the Paris West University Nanterre. She is widely published on various aspects of public international law and international arbitration.

img-NigelBlackaby Nigel Blackaby is a partner of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Washington DC and global head of the firm’s international arbitration group. He has acted as counsel and arbitrator in over 100 ad hoc and institutional arbitrations (including over 40 investment arbitrations for investors and states). He has particular expertise in Latin America and energy and mining disputes. Recent cases include:

• Burlington Resources, Inc. v Ecuador (ICSID);
• Repsol v Argentina (ICSID);
• Pan American Energy v Bolivia (ICSID);
• Total, CMS, Suez, BG Group, Aguas de Barcelona and National Grid (among others) v Argentina;
• Crystallex International Corporation v Venezuela (ICSID Additional Facility)
• Tenaris and Talta v Venezuela (ICSID)

Nigel is a former president of the IBA Subcommittee on Investment Arbitration, an editor since 1995 of Arbitration International, co-author of Redfern and Hunter on International Arbitration (6th edition, Oxford, 2015), Guide to ICSID Arbitration (2nd edition, Kluwer, 2010) and International Arbitration in Latin America (Kluwer, 2003). He is an adjunct professor of international arbitration at American University Washington College of Law.

He is a graduate of the University of Exeter (UK) and the Université d’Aix-Marseille III (France) and has conducted arbitrations in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.

img-Lawrence_Boo Lawrence Boo is a pioneer in the development of Singapore arbitration. He served as the first Chief Executive Officer and Registrar of SIAC (1991-1996) and was recalled to serve SIAC from 2004 to 2009 as the Deputy Chairman. Boo is one of Singapore's leading international arbitrators, having sat as arbitrator in more than 300 cases and written numerous awards. His cases included those administered by the AAA, ICC, ICSID, CIETAC, SIAC, LCIA, KLRCA, BANI, HKIAC and ad hoc arbitrations. He is designated by Singapore to the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators (Dec 2013-Dec 2019).

Boo leads the teaching of international commercial arbitration at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore since 1994. He also teaches at Bond University, Australia. He is the author of "Halsbury's Laws of Singapore Volume 1(2) - Arbitration" (Lexis-Nexis 1998, 2003 Re-issue, 2011 Re-issue, 2017 Re-issue) and one of the co-authors of UNCITRAL Digest on the Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration (UN July 2012).

For his contribution to the development of international arbitration and mediation, Boo was conferred the honour of Bintang Bakti Masyarakat (BBM)(The Public Service Star) in August 2009 by the President of Singapore.

img-Cao_Lijun Lijun Cao is a partner and head of arbitration practice of Zhong Lun Law Firm.

Lijun specializes in international arbitration and currently advises and represents clients in arbitrations before CIETAC, HKIAC, SIAC, the ICC Court and other arbitration forums, as well as arbitration-related lawsuits before various PRC courts.

Lijun is an experienced arbitrator. He sits on the panel of arbitrators of a few institutions, including CIETAC, HKIAC, SIAC and ICDR. He is also a Member of the CRCICA Advisory Committee, the Vice Chair of the Arbitration and ADR Committee of ICC China, and the Secretary General of the Arbitration Committee of All China Lawyers Association (ACLA).

Lijun is licensed to practice law in China and the New York State. He holds an LL.B. from the University of International Business and Economics (Beijing) and an LL.M. from the University of California, Berkeley.

Lijun is a guest professor at the University of International Business and Economics, the Beijing Foreign Studies University and the China University of Political Science and Law.

img-Bernard_Hanotiau Prof. Bernard Hanotiau has been actively involved in international arbitration as party-appointed arbitrator, chairman, sole arbitrator, counsel and expert in all parts of the world, under the rules of all major arbitral institutions including the ICC, LCIA, SIAC, DIAC, HKIAC, SCC, AAA, Swiss Chambers, NAI, CRCICA, KCAB, PCA and in many ad hoc cases for the last 40 years.

Professor Hanotiau is Emeritus Professor of the University of Louvain (Belgium). He is a member of the ICCA Advisory Board and of the Council of the ICC Institute and a member of the ICC International Arbitration Commission. He is also a former Vice-President of the Institute of Transnational Arbitration (Dallas), of Cepani (Belgian Arbitration Center) and of the LCIA Court. He is also member of the SIAC Court of Arbitration, Vice-President of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai International Arbitration Center (DIAC) and a member of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre's Advisory Board.

In March 2011, Professor Hanotiau received the GAR "Arbitrator of the Year" award. In April 2016, he also received the Who's Who Legal "Lawyer of the Year" for Arbitration Award.

img-Darius_Khambata Darius J. Khambata, Senior Counsel, LL.M. (Harvard), practises before the Supreme Court of India, the Bombay High Court and other High Courts and Tribunals across India.

He has held two distinguished public law offices, as Advocate General for Maharashtra and as Additional Solicitor General of India.

Mr Khambata has a large and varied practice and has appeared in several important constitutional, commercial, securities and administrative law matters and in significant domestic and international commercial arbitrations.

He was a member of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) Committee that framed new insider trading regulations and is currently a member of SEBI's Takeover Panel. He was part of the Law Commission of India's Committee that in 2015 recommended amendments to the Indian Arbitration & Conciliation Act 1996. He was a Vice-President of the LCIA and is a member of the SIAC Court. He sits on the Advisory Council to the Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai. He is a member of One Essex Court, London apart from having his own chambers in Mumbai.

img-Toby_Landau Toby Landau QC is a barrister and arbitrator, and a member of the Bars of England & Wales, Singapore, New York, BVI and Northern Ireland (and the DIFC).

As Arbitrator, he has sat as President and Co-Arbitrator in numerous Investor-State and commercial disputes worldwide, under most of the leading institutional and ad hoc rules. As Counsel, he has argued hundreds of major international investor-State and commercial arbitrations, as well as many ground-breaking arbitration cases in Court (including Dallah v Pakistan in the UK Supreme Court, and First Media v Astro in the Courts of Singapore and Hong Kong).

He is Visiting Professor at Kings College London; a Court Member of SIAC; previously LCIA Court Member and SCC Board Member; UK delegate to the UNCITRAL Working Group on Arbitration (1994-2013); and a draftsman of the English Arbitration Act 1996 as well as many other laws in several countries. In April 2012, he was appointed to the Panel of Advisors of the Attorney-General of Singapore.

He won the Legal 500 Award for "International Arbitration Silk of the Year", 2017 and was named "Most Highly Regarded Individual" in International Arbitration in Who's Who Legal's global survey, 2014 and 2015 as well as one of the "Hot 100" in The Lawyer's 2018 survey.

img-Eun_YoungPark Dr. Eun Young Park is partner with Kim & Chang, who serves as the co-chair of the International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation Practice.

After serving as a judge in the Seoul District Court, he has joined Kim & Chang and led international arbitration and cross-border dispute practices. He specialises in international arbitration in various venues and regularly sits as an arbitrator in international arbitration cases. He also represents multinational corporations in litigation for enforcement of arbitral awards and is also involved in transnational disputes including trade or investment disputes.

Dr. Park is Vice-President of the LCIA Court, Member of SIAC Court, Executive Director of Korean Council of International Arbitration, and former Vice Chair of the IBA Arbitration Committee. He has received a J.S.D from the NYU School of Law after graduating from Seoul National University School of Law and He is admitted to the Korean bar and New York bar and registered with SICC.

img-Michael_Pryles Dr. Michael Pryles AO PBM is the Founder President of the Court of Arbitration. He served as the Chairman of the SIAC Board of Directors from March 2009 to March 2013 and was President from April 2013 to April 2015. He has continuously been a member of the Court since then.

Michael Pryles is a well known international arbitrator with an active practice in Europe, Asia and North America. He is consistently ranked as one of the leading international arbitrators. He has heard commercial cases under the rules of all leading arbitration centres as well as ad hoc arbitrations. In addition he has sat as an arbitrator in investor-state disputes under the ICSID, NAFTA and UNCITRAL rules.

Michael recently retired as Treasurer of the International Council of Commercial Arbitration (ICCA). Formerly, he served as President of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA); member of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre; Member of the LCIA Court of Arbitration and Chairman of ICC Australia. He also served as a Commissioner of the United Nations Compensation Commission for over 8 years deciding claims against Iraq following the First Gulf War and was a Commissioner of the Australian Law Reform Commission responsible for the reference on Service and Execution of Process which resulted in Australian legislation of the same name. He held a named chair in law at Monash University and was a partner in a leading Australian law firm. He has authored some 10 books and numerous articles on international arbitration, private international law, international trade law and citizenship law.

img-Harish_Salve Mr Harish Salve is a Senior Advocate practicing in the Supreme Court of India.

He is a qualified Chartered Accountant who started work in taxation in 1978 and then shifted to law in 1980. He set up his independent chambers in 1986. He was designated a Senior Advocate in 1992. He held the office of the Solicitor General of India from 1999 until November 2001 being the youngest Solicitor General ever at the age of 42 years.

He has handled some of the most important cases decided by the Indian Supreme Court in the last two decades.

He has been active in the field of international arbitration both as counsel as well as an arbitrator. He has been appointed as an arbitrator in a number of arbitrations under the rules of the ICC, LCIA and the SIAC.

img-John_Savage John Savage QC is a Partner in King & Spalding's International Arbitration group based in the firm's London and Singapore offices. He is member of the SIAC Court and was a Vice-President of the SIAC Court from 2013 to March 2018 and a Director of the SIAC from 2009 to 2017.

Mr Savage has more than 25 years' experience representing governments and corporations in over 200 international arbitrations around the world. These include many corporate, construction, energy and investment treaty disputes, with an emphasis on the oil & gas and power sectors. Mr Savage has worked in Asia since 2001 and his experience extends across the Asia-Pacific region. In addition to his work as counsel, Mr Savage has been appointed chairman of the tribunal, sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator in more than 30 commercial and investment treaty arbitrations in Asia and beyond.

img-Hiroyuki_Tezuka Hiroyuki Tezuka is a partner at Nishimura & Asahi, and heads the firm's international dispute resolution practice group. He specializes in international commercial litigation and arbitration. He has been involved in a number of international arbitrations as counsel, sole-arbitrator, co-arbitrator or chairman including ICC, JCAA, AAA-ICDR, VIAC, KCAB and SIAC.

Hiroyuki serves as an executive director of the Japan Association of Arbitrators, was a vice-chair of the Arbitration Committee of the IBA Legal Practice Division, and is a committee co-chair of the Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Committee at the IPBA. Since 2013, he has been a member of SIAC's Court of Arbitration. From 2013 to 2015, he had taught international arbitration at the University of Tokyo, School of Law as visiting professor. Since 2016, he has been a member of the ICC Institute of World Business Law, the ACICA council, the Seoul IDRC Advisory Board and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb). Since 2018 he is a Council member of the ICC Institute of World Business Law.

Hiroyuki graduated from the University of Tokyo (LL.B., 1984) and Harvard Law School (LL.M., 1992). He is admitted as an attorney in Japan (1986) and in New York (1993).

img-Alan_Thambiayah Since 1989, Mr Thambiayah has been appointed as chairman of arbitral tribunals, sole arbitrator or co-arbitrator in over 450 ad-hoc and institutional arbitrations of disputes arising from international investment contracts and joint ventures, infrastructure, building & civil engineering contracts, oil and gas operation, distribution and transport network contracts, and maritime and international trade contracts (including charterparties and export finance), in Bangkok, Colombo, Delhi, Hong Kong, Karachi, Kolkata, Kuala Lumpur, London, Mumbai, New York, Paris, Perth, Sydney and Singapore, with the total value of claims in excess of US$6.5 billion. These appointments include: as sole arbitrator by the High Court of Singapore, by the ICC, ICDR, HKIAC and SIAC, acting as the appointing authorities; as presiding arbitrator by party appointed arbitrators from Malaysia, Seoul, London, U.S.A., Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Vietnam and Singapore, and by the ICC and KLRCA, acting as the appointing authorities; and as co-arbitrator by parties from various countries and by the ICC, ICDR and SIAC, acting as the appointing authorities.

Mr Thambiayah is a member of the SIAC Court of Arbitration, member of the Council of the ICC Institute of World Business law, and is on the panel of arbitrators of ACICA, AMTAC, APRAG, HKIAC, ICDR, KLRCA, MLAANZ, SIAC and SCMA.

img-Ariel_Ye Ms Ye is the senior partner of King & Wood Mallesons PRC's cross-border dispute resolution practice and a recognised expert on PRC-related dispute resolution in the Asia Pacific region.

Ms Ye is a member of the advisory board of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) and the chair of the One Belt One Road Subcommittee of the Asia Pacific Forum of IBA. She has been frequently invited to speak at international and regional professional conferences as a China legal expert. Ms Ye is also frequently recognised as a leading counsel by Chambers Global and Asia Legal Business (China) as an experienced international arbitration lawyer.

Ms Ye received her LL.B. from Peking University Law School, and holds LL.Ms from the Law School of China Academy of Social Sciences and Harvard Law School. She was admitted to practice in PRC and New York State in 1988 and 1999, respectively.

img-Alvin_Yeo Mr Alvin Yeo, Senior Counsel, is the Chairman and Senior Partner at WongPartnership LLP, Singapore. His main areas of practice are litigation and arbitration in banking, corporate/commercial and infrastructure disputes. Mr Yeo has extensive experience as counsel in arbitration proceedings both in Singapore and in the region, and also sits as an arbitrator. Mr Yeo graduated from King's College, University of London, and is admitted to the English Bar (Gray's Inn) and the Singapore Bar. In January 2000, Mr Yeo became the youngest lawyer to be appointed Senior Counsel.

Mr Yeo is a member of the Court of the SIAC, the ICC Commission and a fellow of the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution, the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and the Singapore Institute of Directors, and a former member of the LCIA Court and the IBA Arbitration Committee. He is also on the panel of arbitrators of the ICDR, HKIAC, KCAB, SCIA and the SIArb's Panel for Sports in Singapore.

Mr Yeo is recognised as a leading litigation and arbitration counsel in international legal directories such as The Legal 500; IFLR1000; Chambers Global; Chambers Asia Pacific; PLC Which Lawyer; Best Lawyers; Expert Guides; and Who's Who Legal.
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